Overnight rain plummets minimum temp to 3rd lowest in 10 yrs

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New Delhi, Aug 31 (UNI) After a sultry weather over the week, heavy overnight rains today brought some relief for Delhiites, plummeting the minimum temperature in the capital city to the third lowest in the last ten years.

A sudden burst of heavy showers at around midnight last night, coupled with strong thundershowers, plummetted the minimum temperature to 22.6 Degree Celsius, two degrees below normal. The minimum of 22.6 is the third lowest recorded in the month of August over the last ten years. The lowest minimum temperature in the last ten years was 21.6 on August 21, 2005 while the second lowest was 22.5 Degree in 2000.

Though the rainfall led to a sharp rise in humidity levels to 100 per cent, the maximum also dropped, from 35.6 Degree C yesterday, to 35 Degree C.

More spells of rain and thundershowers are expected in the next few days.

The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky in Delhi during the next 24 hours with light rains and thundershowers expected in a few areas.

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